Merchnow & Drusky Entertainment Presents
For All Those Sleeping & Capture The Crown
Ice Nine Kills, Palisades, Youth In Revolt, Recollections
1620 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:30 PM
This event is all ages
For All Those Sleeping
Striking that perfect balance between melody and mosh has become an art form for post-hardcore quintet For All Those Sleeping, but with the release of new album 'Outspoken', the band are about to take it to the next level. Their second full-length captures the Minnesota quintet at a new creative zenith, and this time, they're pissed.
"This record is a big 'Fuck You' to anyone that's doubted what we are and what we are capable of," says lead singer Mike Champa. "We were just fed up with a lot of things in our lives," adds guitarist/lyricist David Volgman-Stevens. "We were proud of our last record and we've been having a blast touring, but we feel we've been holding a lot of stuff in; we figured we'd be honest with ourselves and through our music, to our fans. It's just letting everything out and saying what we feel. It's an unapologetic, angry, honest and emotional record. There was no other title really for this album but 'Outspoken'."
For All Those Sleeping—which also includes drummer Ethan Trekell, bassist London Snetsinger and rhythm guitarist Jerad Pierskalla—formed in St. Cloud, MN in 2007. The band issued the independent EP 'The Lies We Live' in 2008, and then signed with Fearless Records in 2009, leading to their 2010 full-length debut, 'Cross Your Fingers'. The album debuted at #25 on Billboard's Heatseeker's Chart and #11 on the Alternative New Artist's Chart. The band hit the road hard in support of the release, including tours with Falling In Reverse, Asking Alexandria, Motionless in White, A Skylit Drive, Breathe Carolina, Sleeping With Sirens, The Word Alive, and a summer run on The All Stars Tour, featuring blessthefall, Emmure, Alesana and Born of Osiris.
With a full slate of touring planned behind Outspoken's June 19th release, 2012 promises to be the year that For All Those Sleeping reach more potential fans than ever. Armed with their most impassioned and confident release to date, the band is sure to win over hordes of new heavy music devotees, while giving longtime fans an even greater blast of what they've already come to love.
Ice Nine Kills
Ice Nine Kills, the band named after the ultimate weapon of mass destruction from Kurt Vonnegut's novel Cat's Cradle, will, like its namesake, awe you. On their new album The Predator Becomes The Prey, Ice Nine Kills seamlessly weaves soaring melodies with the raw emotion and aggression of post-hardcore and metal. The band utilizes multi-textured guitar hooks, a dual vocal attack and a pummeling rhythm section, which grabs the listener by the throat and refuses to let go.
The drive and dedication of Ice Nine Kills has made a lasting impression on fans the world over, which creates an electric energy at their live shows. "It's always an amazing feeling to show up in a place you have never played before like Dallas, TX or Orlando, FL and have kids scream your lyrics back to you," says vocalist Spencer Charnas. "We were absolutely blown away by the reaction we had from the kids at Vans Warped Tour and The All Stars Tour this past summer."
The Predator Becomes The Prey follows studio albums Last Chance to Make Amends (2006) and Safe Is Just a Shadow (2010).
Palisades, formerly known as Marilyn Is Dead, has further reinforced and redefined their sound. Armed with a combination of post-hardcore and pop-punk influences, Palisades adds an entire new element of emotion to their rich, big sound. Strong, catchy choruses, along with aggressive melodic screaming are combined with more contemporary breakdowns, adding a very unique and distinct character to their music. Having recently recorded at Chango Gridlock Studios in Orlando Florida, Palisades plans to release their EP, and continue frequent touring.
Youth In Revolt
Youth in Revolt is a band of 5 based out of Howell, NJ. Starting in late 2012, Y.I.R. consists of 5 talented musicians. With an explosive start to this new band, they look to continue the hype and take this world by storm. Get ready for your new obsession. Get ready for Youth in Revolt.
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